Sunday, November 25, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 25 November 2018


This Week on Books Direct -
25 November 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 25 November 2018

Here's a list of some great articles you may have missed this week. Enjoy!

You Are The Center Of The Universe by David Leonhardt for The Happy Guy Writing Services
It’s about the reader and only the reader. Use “you” in your text to give the reader ownership of your product or service, or the ideas you are putting forward.

You Are The Center Of The Universe by David Leonhardt for The Happy Gu Writing Services


There are no rigid rules for writing good fiction, only guidelines. Even guidelines don’t apply to everybody. Every genre has its own conventions.

Stupid Writing Rules: Why to Avoid One-Size-Fits-All Writing Advice by Anne R. Allen


Allen & Unwin recalls PR expert’s guide to brand-building after Jackie O’s “nightmare” endorsement.

“Never Fails To Disappoint”: Roxy Jacenko Book Pulped After Cover Misprint by Naaman Zhou for The Guardian


Becoming Is Becoming 2018's Biggest Adult Book by John Maher for Publishers Weekly
Becoming’s first-day sales, including pre-orders, represent the largest single-day sales total for any book published in 2018 by Penguin Random House

Becoming Is Becoming 2018's Biggest Adult Book by John Maher for Publishers Weekly


Amazon offers so many digital services that it’s easy to get lost and confuse their names, features, and prices. In this detailed comparison, you will learn about major features, eligible books, compatible devices, and offered deals.

Kindle Unlimited Or Amazon Prime Reading – Which Service Is Better For Me? by Piotr Kowalczyk for eBook Friendly


Reading Fiction Makes You a Little Nicer by Katie Heaney for The Cut
According to an analysis of studies examining the effects of reading fiction on social behavior, we’re probably a little nicer for it.

Reading Fiction Makes You a Little Nicer by Katie Heaney for The Cut


Pseudonymous author was charged under law that makes it an “especially serious” crime to sell more than 5,000 copies of a work classed as pornographic.

Chinese Writer Tianyi Sentenced To Decade In Prison For Gay Erotic Novel by Alison Flood for The Guardian


How To Identify, Collect And Sell Rare Books by Nick Douglas for LifeHacker
Before you donate or trash your old books, you might want to check if they’re valuable.

How To Identify, Collect And Sell Rare Books by Nick Douglas for LifeHacker


Customers’ names and email addresses posted on website, tech giant confirms.

Amazon Hit With Major Data Breach Days Before Black Friday by Miles Brignall for The Guardian



And more on Amazon:
Online shopping giant Amazon reversed its unpopular policy of blocking Australians from shopping on its US and international sites just in time for Black Friday sales.

Amazon Backflip: Australians Can Order From US Site Again by Angus Kidman for Finder


This handy checklist of 15 constructive ideas will help you get more reviews. Most of them won’t cost you a penny to implement, nor will they infringe Amazon’s terms and conditions or get you into trouble in any other way.

Book Marketing: 15 Practical Ways To Get More Book Reviews by Debbie Young for ALLi


Here are some research and writing tips that you may find helpful when setting a book in another country.

7 Research And Writing Tips For Setting A Book In Another Country by Sejal Badani for Writer’s Digest


If you enjoyed this blog post, please visit the other This Week posts for links to more great articles.

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